The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2010 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Exchange Server 2010 over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Rank 103 82 99
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +17
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 19 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 1.21% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.02% 7.20% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £288 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £218 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £333 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.14 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.30% -
Exchange Server 2010
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
473 347 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.48% 16.74% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 203 213
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £214 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £432 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 21
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £24.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

Exchange Server 2010
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 2010 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Exchange Server 2010
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the West Midlands region.

Exchange Server 2010 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Exchange Server 2010
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Exchange Server 2010 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Exchange Server 2010
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 across the West Midlands region.

Exchange Server 2010 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Exchange Server 2010
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2010 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 14 £320 +11.30% 5
Walsall - 2 - -
Warwickshire -11 1 - - 2
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Exchange Server 2010
England

Exchange Server 2010
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Exchange Server 2010 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Exchange Server 2010.

1 26 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (73.08%) Windows
3 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 12 (46.15%) VMware
5 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
6 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (26.92%) Firewall
7 7 (26.92%) SAN
7 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
7 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
8 6 (23.08%) HP
9 5 (19.23%) VoIP
9 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (15.38%) Backup Exec
10 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
10 4 (15.38%) XenApp
10 4 (15.38%) DNS
10 4 (15.38%) WAN
10 4 (15.38%) DHCP
10 4 (15.38%) LAN
10 4 (15.38%) Citrix
11 3 (11.54%) Mercator
11 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
11 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (11.54%) MCSE
11 3 (11.54%) SQL

Exchange Server 2010
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Exchange Server 2010 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Exchange Server 2010. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) SAN
1 7 (26.92%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) VoIP
3 4 (15.38%) LAN
3 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) WAN
3 4 (15.38%) DHCP
4 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.69%) WLAN
5 2 (7.69%) Wireless
5 2 (7.69%) Extranet
6 1 (3.85%) VLAN
6 1 (3.85%) Internet
6 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (19.23%) Exchange Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Support
5 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Lead Security Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
5 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
5 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.69%) Linux
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.85%) Solaris
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.85%) Android
8 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
2 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
2 1 (3.85%) Email Migration
2 1 (3.85%) Data Privacy
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL
2 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
2 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) R
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) VBA
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.54%) MCITP
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) MCTS
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) XenApp
4 3 (11.54%) vSphere
5 2 (7.69%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.85%) Xen
6 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) Mercator
6 2 (7.69%) Symantec
6 2 (7.69%) Apple
6 2 (7.69%) Meru Networks
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper
6 2 (7.69%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) Intel
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) McAfee
7 1 (3.85%) Sophos
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